Finishing projects before holidays

/Finishing projects before holidays

Finishing projects before holidays

The previous week it was very busy in the workplace of our company LEFEVRE INTERIORS. Our employees were finishing projects before holidays.

One of the projects that has to be finished before next Thursday (holidays start) is a made to measure study room.

PFloor plan of the study room and views of the four walls.

foto's tijdens opmeting 30 meil 2011 007 The room with its beamed ceiling and slanted walls, where the cabinets has to be installed.

Foto 009 Technical plan at our workplace.


Foto 010 Our employees finishing the study room.

The cabinets and doors are made of French oak.

A  View A

  At the very last moment our client decided to choose for a door with an oval window instead of the glazed paneled door.

Foto 002View A so far.

2011-07-16_173910 Front and back of the chosen door.

B  View B

2011-07-16_174314 Preparing the desk part of view B.

C View C

Foto 001 On both sides of the glazed door open shelving cabinets.

Foto0130 Glazed door.

Foto 006Adjustable profiled shelving.

D View D

Foto 005 Radiator cover with its woven wood paneling.

As you can see,the study room is not finished yet. Cornices, skirting, profiles and hardware have to be applied.

Foto 011

And the oak cabinets and doors have to be stained which will give the room his final look!

Proposed stain samples.

2011-07-16_190500 1.

2011-07-16_194015 2.

Our client has chosen for the grayed stained oak finish (sample n°2).

Because our clients wish to use this study room even as a kind of family gathering room, I am preparing the presentation of the furniture that has to be brought in.

I would love to see a large family table as these made at the Belgian company of my friend Veronique MALVINI FURNITURE FACTORY and author of the blog Malvini . All the Malvini furniture is handmade and homemade and is produced by Veronique’s husband Geert. As these gorgeous tables which are manufactured from massive wood, according to the classical method of furniture making.

MALVINI-JULIEN-MONASTERY-TABLE-WITHOUT-SUPPORT-The Malvini Julien Monastery table.    image source : Malvini Furniture Factory

MALVINI-DESIREE-MONASTERY-TABLE-250-GRAYThe Malvini Desiree Monastery table.   image source : Malvini Furniture Factory

2011-07-16_181513The Malvini Louis Trestle table.   image source : Malvini Furniture Factory


At either end of the table I would love to place a comfortable linen slipcovered bergère.

As this one…


… or this one.


And along the sides of the table I would love to see a combination of different chairs.


I just love the way Sabine of HOME-WORLD OF INTERIORS has placed the chairs around the table in her showroom.

HI7Home-World of Interiors   image source : Home Interior and Lifestyle Blog

And what do you think about placing a bench as this one that Brooke and Steve have discovered at the Kanaal of Axel Vervoordt ?Foto 641 (Brooke) Axel Vervoordt    image source : Velvet & Linen Photo credit Steve Giannetti

I have still a lot to discuss with our clients after holidays!

Jan and me want to wish all of our employees a wonderful and well-deserved vacation!!

Door window

And of course I wish all of you wonderful Summer Holidays!



By |2019-02-09T13:00:18+00:00July 17th, 2011|Categories: Belgian Pearls, Lefèvre Interiors|Tags: , , , |29 Comments


  1. Castles Crowns and Cottages Sunday, July 17, 2011 at 11:04 AM - Reply

    Goede Morgen lieve Greet!

    Oh your work is exquisite my dear and you have been so busy! I had wanted you to come by last week when I featured my home on my blog, but you were probably much too occupied to come. However, I had to delete my post. It is a humble place, but I LOVE MY HOME! Your world is beautiful! Anita

  2. eclecticrevisited Sunday, July 17, 2011 at 11:34 AM - Reply

    Hello Greet,
    wishing your employee's a wonderful holiday and you and your husband as well..
    it is so exciting to see the designs and construction of this beautiful paneled room…the furniture is wonderful..I love the choice of tables..I would take any one of them and be quite happy..
    am looking forward to seeing it all installed..
    happy holiday.

  3. The enchanted home Sunday, July 17, 2011 at 11:36 AM - Reply

    What an eye candy of a post. Your work is just amazing and since we are going through it ourselves right now its so much fun for me to see. Your friends tables are also quite beautiful. I love woodworking (I am sure you can tell) and you have a wonderful eye. I cannot wait to see the finished product!! Hope you will share with us:)

  4. Classic Style Blog Sunday, July 17, 2011 at 1:59 PM - Reply

    This was really fun to read, You are doing a great job, such à beautiful work, elegant and classic..lovely..M really looking forward to see the finished work..wish you all à happy new week..glad you are at FB see u around..Marie

  5. Teresa at Splendid Sass Sunday, July 17, 2011 at 2:40 PM - Reply

    Beautiful, Greet!
    I love the table too!
    Have a great week.

  6. Edins House Sunday, July 17, 2011 at 3:03 PM - Reply

    Greet…Thank you so much for taking us through each elevation and its corresponding wall of (almost) finished cabnetry! What a phenominal study room this will be!!! The stain the homeowners have chosen is perfect, as are the table & chair choices you've selected to present to them. I hope you'll share photos of the room once everything is installed!

  7. Acquired Objects Sunday, July 17, 2011 at 4:53 PM - Reply

    It’s always such a pleasure to see Lefevre interior rooms and this one is fabulous. Those thick wood beams are amazing and I love seeing the elevation drawings as well. I can’t wait to see everything installed and finished. Enjoy your holiday!

  8. Kifus Sunday, July 17, 2011 at 5:04 PM - Reply

    Ohh gorgeous rustic tables and paired with those slipcovered chairs they are a dream. I love the grey tone your client chose, I would have chosen the same one. A lovely, interesting post, Greet.

    Hope you and your family have a great holiday, too!

  9. John Sunday, July 17, 2011 at 5:29 PM - Reply

    I'm sure that you are looking foward to a quiet restful holiday with your family. The days leading up to them can be so very hectic!

    Beautfully balanced elevations, such a restful stain choice. It brings out the character of the oak so well! I am most curious to see what the floor material is and what the lighting will be. It is going to be a very relaxing family gathering room!

  10. Mona Thompson Providence Ltd. Sunday, July 17, 2011 at 5:55 PM - Reply

    Greet, I love posts that feature your work. You are so talented and the work that comes out of your shop is exquisite. I know you've all earned a nice vacation. I'm hoping yours is wonderful in every way. Mona

  11. under spanish moss Sunday, July 17, 2011 at 9:30 PM - Reply

    The study is going to be wonderful! Such craftsmanship is a work of art. We love the Malvini tables paired with the chairs you chose. Wishing you and your staff a wonderful holiday! Angela and Renee

  12. Ideezine Sunday, July 17, 2011 at 9:48 PM - Reply


    This has the wow factor all over it. Love all the work shown here and such dedicated workers who share in the vision of their clients too. Have a wonderful holiday break.


  13. Fay Monday, July 18, 2011 at 12:26 AM - Reply

    Hi Greet its 2 30 am !! just done a quick last post ! this all looks wonderfu,l and your client will be over the moon I love the colour too and particulary the radiator covers and also the long tables of your chum Im sure they will be pleased with oval window Brava have a great holiday see you when I return lots of love fay xxx

  14. Splenderosa Monday, July 18, 2011 at 3:36 AM - Reply

    Really amazing, Greet. Beautiful finishes and craftsmanship. I do not see how all this can be done by Thursday. But, neverless, have a splendid holiday time, my friend. Take lots of photos for us. xx's

  15. Brillante Interiors Monday, July 18, 2011 at 5:46 AM - Reply

    This was an educational post, now inspirations are spinning in my head. Ah! the European tradition of everyone taking a holiday in August…not so here in North America, where holidays are spread during the year. Unfortunately I will not have time to go to the beach like I used to do while in Italy! Enjoy your well deserved holidays.

  16. Céline Chollet Monday, July 18, 2011 at 3:07 PM - Reply

    Greet !
    Voilà encore un superbe travail !
    Bonnes vacances à tous !

  17. Boxwood Terrace Monday, July 18, 2011 at 6:41 PM - Reply

    What a glorious study that will be for your client, Greet. The craftmanship is incredible. Enjoy your holiday!

  18. Cindy Monday, July 18, 2011 at 10:39 PM - Reply

    Hi Greet,
    I wish you a wonderful Summer holiday also! I hope your weather is as lovely as ours!
    This project that you showed us is so beautiful, how wonderful to be surrounded by such fabulous wood and furniture.
    Hugs, Cindy

  19. quintessence Tuesday, July 19, 2011 at 3:34 AM - Reply

    What a fabulous project. As always your work is impeccable and I love the grayed oak finish your clients chose. Can't wait to see the finished room – I'm sure it will be spectacular!

  20. Lisa Tuesday, July 19, 2011 at 12:20 PM - Reply

    Hi visiting from Enchanted Home, your blog is beautiful and your work is so incredible. I am so happy to have
    discovered your blog and your work, I really enjoy Belgian design.
    I also enjoyed your interview very much.

  21. Wendi @ Classic Chic Home Tuesday, July 19, 2011 at 1:00 PM - Reply

    I'm a new admirer of your blog via Enchanted Home. Your craftsmanship is exquisite, and the design vision for this study is absolute perfection. No wonder Tina is such a fan!
    Your newest follower,

  22. Alicia Tuesday, July 19, 2011 at 1:17 PM - Reply

    Hi new to your blog, its so beautiful! I am so excited to have found it. We are renovating part of our house
    so I rely heavily on these blogs for ideas. My husband is European so I know he will enjoy seeing your blog as well.
    Really happy to have found it through enchanted home, I an see why she enjoys coming here.
    Cheers, Alicia

  23. mwaxter Tuesday, July 19, 2011 at 6:46 PM - Reply

    Hi found you through Tina at Enchanted Home.
    Such a nice blog! Your work is incredible too- I look forward to going through some of your past posts and
    seeing some of your projects. I can see there is a lot here to explore. So nice to "meet" you!

  24. Marianne {Style For Living} Wednesday, July 20, 2011 at 2:35 AM - Reply

    What a gorgeous study it will be. Truly a work of art!

  25. French-Kissed Thursday, July 21, 2011 at 6:23 AM - Reply

    Looks like you have been hard at work turning out more of these fabulous paneled rooms. Wishing you a wonderful and well deserved summer holiday.


  26. The Paper Mulberry Thursday, July 21, 2011 at 7:33 AM - Reply

    Greet this is wonderful! Such a fascinating post, I have to say my Husband very rarely reads blogs but this post he most certainly did! We were both glued (metaphorically speaking!) to every plan and every detail. Such craftsmanship and care, we both loved the finish chosen for the wood and oh those tables! What a fabulous, useable space your amazing Lefevre team will have created. Please can we see more of your fabulous projects as well as the finished rooms! Warmest hugs – Glenda xxx

  27. christian counseling Saturday, July 23, 2011 at 6:28 AM - Reply

    You are doing a great job, such a beautiful work you done, it is elegant and classic, pretty as well as really looking forward to see the finished work.

  28. Chookie Saturday, July 23, 2011 at 12:27 PM - Reply

    Just a delight to look at! And I completely agree with the oval window.

  29. Radiator Cabinet Tuesday, November 15, 2011 at 7:49 AM - Reply

    all furniture looking cool i like it.

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